In Malaga we can enjoy one of the strategic places for practicing golf in Spain, the known Valle del Golf, one step away from Marbella and Puerto Banús, in the middle of the stunning Sierra Blanca mountains. It is not the only enclave targeted at golfers in Costa del Sol, but it is one of the most exclusive ones and boasts a wonderful landscape. Luxury housing developments have been built in the entire area, fostering the worldwide fame of Marbella, which has turned into a Jet Set holiday destination in Spain.
Altogether, there are about 70 golf courses in Costa del Sol and, specifically, there are 16 golf courses in Marbella which stand out for hosting some of the best national and international golf tournaments celebrated in Spain.
Two of the most appreciated courses in Valle del Golf are Aloha Golf Club and Golf La Quinta. The first one was designed by the renown Javier Arana and was opened in 1975. It is a big official golf course with 18 holes, and an additional course with nine par three holes, designed by Enrique Canales, horrific member of the club.
On the other hand, La Quinta Golf is one of the biggest courses. It has 27 holes, split among 3 nine hole courses. Additionally, it has school, shop, gym, wellness area, restaurants…
There also other important golf courses close to Alhaurín el Grande and Antequera. Mijas, another of the places of reference in Costa del Sol, has its own Valle del Golf, with 12 golf courses, ideal for both experts and those new to the practice.
If you are planning a golf getaway for this summer or autumn in Málaga and if you have the possibility of choosing an accommodation, the best area is Puerto Banus and the Benahavis mountain village: a spa hotel in Marbella or an apartment right in Sierra Blanca are two interesting alternatives especially if you are looking for rest and relax without getting away from the beach area in Costa del Sol.